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Clayton county Creamery Directory


Osterdock Creamery, undated, photographer Dean S. Mallory
Osterdock Creamery, undated
~photographer Dean S. Mallory
~contributed by Judy Holthaus, granddaughter of the photographer



Opening day at the Strawberry Point creamery, 1908 - photo postcard

Opening day at the Strawberry Point NE Iowa Creamery
December 4, 1908


Note: Unless otherwise credited, the information on this page was contributed by Reid R. Johnson

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1894 Clayton co. Creameries

Office# Located at or near Name of Creamery
or Cheese Factory
Proprietor, Secretary
or Manager
P.O. Address of Proprietor, Sec'y or Manager Shipping Station Product Manufactured Operated by individual, co-operative or stock company Separator (S), Gathered cream
(G),
Both (B)
225 Communia Communia Creamery H. Wistrick, Sec'y Communia Littleport Butter Co-op S
276 Edgewood Bear Creek Creamery H.F. Beyer Edgewood Edgewood Butter Ind S
454 Edgewood Farmers' Co-op Creamery R.J. Greer, Sec'y Edgewood Edgewood Butter Co-op S
277 Edgewood Fidelity Creamery H.F. Beyer Edgewood Edgewood Butter Ind S
204 Elgin (name not given) F. Shupbach Elgin, Fayette co Elgin Cheese Ind  
184 Elkader Elkader Creamery Jo. Lamm Elkader Elkader Butter Ind S & GC
299 Farmersburg Farmersburg Co-op Creamery Co. C. Hinsch, Sec'y Farmersburg Farmersburg Butter Co-op S
171 Garnavillo Garnavillo Co-op Creamery Co. E.W. Kregel Garnavillo Garnavillo Butter Co-op S & GC
135 Giard Giard Creamery A.O. Elvidge & Co. Decorah Froelich Butter Stock S
456 Guttenburg Farmers' Creamery Co. (not given) (not given) (not given) Butter   S
163 Highland Highland Creamery Association G. Gregerson, Sec'y Volga City Volga City Butter Co-op S & GC
457 Littleport (name not given) John Waddings (not given) (not given) Butter   S
23 Luana Luana Farmers' Co-op Creamery R.M. Fonda, Sec'y Luana Luana Butter Co-op S
241 McGregor The McGregor Creamery Wm. Troutfetter, Sec'y McGregor McGregor Butter Stock S & GC
458 Nyburg Clermont Valley Creamery Co. J.H. Sheehan, Sec'y Clermont Clermont Butter Co-op S & GC
459 Nyburg Clermont Valley Creamery Co. J.H. Sheehan, Sec'y Clermont Clermont Skim station   S
138 Osborne (name not given) A.O. Elvidge & Co. Decorah Osborne Butter Stock S
309 Osterdock Osterdock Creamery Co. E.A. Bush, Sec'y Osterdock (not given) Butter Stock S & GC
92 Read Read Creamery Co. H.W. Wilkie, Sec'y Elkader Elkader Butter Stock S
137 St. Olaf Osseau Creamery Co. Ossian Creamery Co. Decorah St. Olaf Butter Stock S & GC
38 Strawberry Point Strawberry Point Farmers' Creamery Association Jas. Newberry, Sec'y Strawberry Point Strawberry Point Butter Co-op S
247 Volga City Farmers' Creamery Chas. Massey, Sec'y Volga City Volga City Butter Co-op S
69 Watson Blue Grass Creamery Co. John Koch, Sec'y Watson Monroe Butter Co-op S

~source: Eighth Annual Report of the State Dairy Commissioner to the Governor of the State of Iowa, for the year 1894; F.R. Conaway, state printer, 1895
~info. extracted by S. Ferrall for Clayton co. IAGenWeb

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Farmersburg Co-operative Creamery officers, 1897

At the annual meeting of the Farmersburg Co-operative Creamery company held Saturday, Jan. 30th, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Pres. - Henry Wahls
Vice Pres. - F. J. Klinge
Secretary - C. W. Meier
Treas. - Henry Oelke, Sr.
Directors - Gotlieb Zurcher, John Johnson
~Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 05 Feb. 1897. Farmersburg colum

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Volga Farmers' Creamery, 1899

The following officers were elected at the Volga Farmers' Creamery meeting Monday, Jan. 2:
Pres. - C. Bennington
Sec. - A. L. Moats
Treas. - Jas. Crain
Directors - D. Lowe, W. Leal, G. Ehrhardt, C. Oldfather, W. Probert
Buttermaker - Joe Jones, assisted by T. Conboy
~Elkader Register, 05 Jan. 1899. Volga column~*~*~Garnavillo Farmer's Creamery Co. 1899The annual meeting of the Garnavillo Farmer's Creamery Co., of this place, was held in the Turner Hall last Saturday afternoon and the officers for the ensuing year were elected. They are in part:
President - Henry Schlake
Secretary - E. W. Kregel
Treasurer - J. H. Stiehl
~Elkader Register, 12 Jan. 1899

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Luana Creamery officers, 1900

The following officers were elected to serve for a year in the creamery:
Pres. - Wm. Hanson
Treas. - F. M. Orr
Sec. - Emil Pufahl
New Trustees - Geo. Daubenberger, Thad Egbert
~Elkader Register, Thur., 04 Jan. 1900. Luana column

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Volga City Creamery Co., 1900

At the yearly meeting of the Volga City Creamery Co., the following officers were elected for the coming year:
Pres. - Chas. Bennington
Sec. - A. L. Moats
Treas. - James Crain
Directors - George Ehrhardt, Mell Duff, Ed Moore, Peter Glennon, Chas. Oldfather
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 Jan. 1900. Volga City column.

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Farmersburg Co-operative Creamery Co., 1900

At the annual meeting of the Farmersburg Co-operative Creamery Co., held Saturday, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Pres. - John Sabban
Vice Pres. - J. D. Meier
Treasurer - Henry Oelke, Sr.
Sec. - John Johnson
~Elkader Register, Thur., 01 Feb. 1900. Farmersburg column.

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Volga Creamery, 1901

Volga: The creamery meeting Monday was largely attended. The following officers were elected:
Pres. - C. Bennington
Secy. - Adam Olinger
Treas. - J. Crain
Directors - M. Duff, C. Oldfather, H. Dohrer, A. Moats, J. Leete
~Elkader Register, Thur., 10 Jan. 1901

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Volga Creamery, 1902

The following officers were elected by acclamation at the creamery meeting, Monday:
Pres. - Chas. Bennington
Sec. - Adam Olinger
Treas. - Jas. Crain
Directors - Geo. Leete, Chas. Oldfather, A. Moats, W. Leal, W. N. Ewing
~Elkader Register, Thur., 09 Jan. 1902. Volga column

Farmersburg Co-operative Creamery Co., 1902

At the annual meeting of the Farmersburg Co-operative Creamery Co. held here Saturday, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Pres. - John Sabban
Sec. - John Johnson
Treas. - Henry Oelke
~Elkader Register, Thur., 30 Jan. 1902. Farmersburg column

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St. Olaf Co-Operative Creamery, 1903

A meeting of shareholders of the newly organized Co-Operative Creamery Co., of St. Olaf was held at that place Friday and Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws were adopted. It is expected to begin operations about Feb. 1st. Officers of the company are:
Pres. - Louis Pahlas
Treas. - K. K. Sterns
Sec. - G. R. Engelhardt
Directors - Jacob Eggiman, Henry Lembke, Jacob Larson
~Elkader Argus, Wed., January 21, 1903

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Garnavillo Farmer's Creamery Co. 1904

At the annual meeting of the Garnavillo Farmer's Creamery Co., which was held Jan. 2, 1904, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Pres. - Henry Schlake
Vice Pres. - Helmuth Brandt
Sec. - H. H. Kuhlman
Treas. - W. F. Meyer
Directors - Charles Henning, H. H. Dettmer
~Elkader Register, Thur., 07 Jan. 1904

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Garnavillo Farmer's Creamery Co.. 1905

At the annual meeting of the Farmers' Creamery Corporation the following officers were elected:
President - Henry Schlake
Vice President - Helmuth Brandt
Sec. - H. H. Kuhlman
Treas. - W. F. Meyer
Board of Directors - H. H. Dettmer,
Joe Wirkler, Chas Henning, Aug. Tangeman, Aug. Backhaus, J. F. Wilker
~Elkader Register, Thur., 12 Jan. 1905. Garnavillo column

Strawberry Point Farmers' Creamery Assoc., 1905

At the creamery meeting held at the Opera House Tuesday afternoon the following officers were elected:
President - J. R. Alderson
Secretary - O. Gladwin
Treasurer - J. M. Pollard
Directors - L. Goodman, L. Easton
~Elkader Register, Thur., 09 Mar. 1905. Strawberry Point column

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1906 Clayton co. Creameries

Office # Creamery Name Name of Proprietor, Secretary or Manager P.O Address of Proprietor, Secretary or Manager Name of Buttermaker Type of Creamery
149 Little Turkey Creamery (Little Turkey, Chickasaw co.) H.R. Carpenter Elkader Henry Mikkelson Stock
163 Elkader Creamery H.R. Carpenter Elkader Harvey Clough Stock
164 Fidelity Creamery H.F. Beyer Edgewood Ed. Whipple Individual
165 Elkport Creamery, Elkport H.F. Beyer Edgewood J.S. Watson Individual
166 Farmers' Co-op Creamery Co. A.A. Kishman Farmersburg I.D. Hendershott Co-operative
167 Farmers' Creamery Co. H.H. Kuhlman Garnavillo O.H. Schumacher Co-operative
168 Farmers' Co-op Creamery Co. James Humphrey Luana J.A. Barker Co-operative
169 Littleport Creamery (Littleport) H.F. Beyer Edgewood F. Sherman Individual
170 Communia Creamery Co. (Communia) J.W. Meyer Elkport Peter Klink Individual
171 Monona Creamery (Monona) H.R. Carpenter Elkader John Foss Stock
172 Osterdock Creamery (Osterdock) H.R. Carpenter Elkader A.H. Peacock Stock
173 J.D. Bickel Produce Co. M.V. Bickel McGregor R.M. Pressey Stock
174 St. Olaf Co-op Creamery Co. G.R. Engelhardt St. Olaf J. Frisby Co-operative
175 Farmers' Creamery Association O.C. Gladwin Strawberry Point H.J. Evans Co-operative
176 Farmers' Creamery Association A.E. Olinger Volga City Watson Shack Co-operative
177 Blue Grass Creamery (Watson) John Geraghty McGregor F.A. Fiet Co-operative
230 Globe Creamery (Luxemburg, Dubuque co.) Joe Friedman North Buena Vista Anton Smith Co-operative
237 Holy Cross Creamery (Holy Cross, Dubuque co.) Leo Sweeney North Buena Vista J.P. Crippes Co-operative
569 Ft. Atkinson Creamery Co. (Ft. Atkinson, Winneshiek co.) H.R. Carpenter Elkader H.B. Fortney Stock

~source: Twentieth Annual Report of State Dairy Commissioner to the Governor of the State of Iowa for the year 1906, by H.R. Wright, Food & Dairy Commissioner, printed 1907
~info. extracted by S. Ferrall for Clayton co. IAGenWeb

Blue Grass Creamery, Watson, 1906

The annual meeting of the Blue Grass Creamery Co., held at Watson last Monday was well attended. The patrons expressed themselves as well pleased with last years business. The following were the officers elected for the new year:
President - Wm. Schmitt
Secretary - John Geraghty
Treasurer - John Killen
Director for three years - H. J. Weithorn
~Elkader Register, Thur., January 11, 1906. Monona column

Luana Farmers' Creamery Co., 1906

At the annual meeting of the Luana Farmers' Creamery Co., held at Luana last Monday, the following officers and directors were elected for the ensuing year: President - Louis Englehardt.
Vice President - G. F. Pufahl
Secretary - James Humphrey
Treas. - F. M. Orr
Directors - W. J. Miller and Harry Moon
~Elkader Register, Thur., January 11, 1906. Monona column

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Garnavillo Turners' Co-operative Creamery Assoc., 1907

At their annual meeting the Garnavillo Turners' Co-operative Creamery Association elected the following officers for the coming year:
Pres. - Henry Schlake
Vice Pres. - Helmuth Brandt
Sec. - Henry Kuhlman
Treas. - Wm. F. Meyer
Directors (for ten years) - E. W. Kregel, Chas. Henning
~Elkader Register, Thur., 17 Jan. 1907. Garnavillo column

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Farmersburg Creamery, 1908

The following officers were re-elected at the annual meeting of the Farmersburg Creamery company last Saturday:
President - John Sabbann
Treasurer - Henry Oelke, Sr.
Secretary - Albert A. Kishman
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 30 Jan. 1908. Farmersburg column

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Blue Grass Creamery, Watson, 1908

At the annual meeting of the Blue Grass Creamery Co., held Monday at Watson, there was a large number in attendance. The following officers were elected:
Sec. - John Geraghty
Treas. - John Killen
Director, 3 years - Patrick Grady
The board elected H. J. Wiethorn, President.
The showing was very good for the past year and all were highly pleased with the results.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 16 Jan. 1908. Monona column.

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Luana Creamery, 1908

At the annual meeting of the Luana Creamery Company, composed of farmers hereabouts, the following officers were elected:
Pres. - L. Engelhardt
Vice Pres. - Gus Pufahl
Treas. - Frank Orr
Sec. - Jas. Humphrey
Director - Geo. Oldag
This company has had a prosperous year.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 09 Jan. 1908. Luana column

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Volga Creamery, 1908

The Volga Creamery meeting was held Monday and a report was made of last year's work. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Pres. - Aug. Dohrer, Jr.
Sec. - Adam Olinger
Treas. - Jas. Craus
Directors - H. O. Probert, Will Goodin, Len Mayville, Sam Sloan, Henry Jennings
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 09 Jan. 1908. Volga City Views column

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Watson Blue Grass Creamery, 1909

The annual meeting of the patrons of the Blue Grass Creamery was held at Watson Jan. 4, 1909, and was largely attended. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - Gus Muth
Secretary - Jno. Geraghty
Treasurer - Jno. Killen
Director, 3 yrs. - H. J. Wiethorn
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 14 Jan. 1909

Farmersburg Co-Operative Creamery Co., 1909

At the annual meeting of the Farmersburg Co-Operative Creamery Co. held Jan. 30th, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - H. L. Gerloff
Secretary - W. F. Voelker
Directors - Wm. Klinkenberg, Chas. Radloff
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 11 Feb. 1909. Farmersburg column

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Garber Farmers Co-Operative Creamery Co., 1910

At a meeting held at Schnepf's hall Wednesday afternoon a Farmers' Creamery Co. was organized. State Dairy Inspector Johnson and Mr. Mack, also Fred Groth, were present. The following named persons were elected officers:
President - E. C. Jennings
Vice-Pres. - R. F. Smith
Secretary - Peter White
Treasurer - Al Borrett
Directors - E. C. Jennings, R. F. Smith, Joe Zapf, B. S. Needham, F. Dennis
It is almost an assured fact that Garber will have a creamery.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 06 Jan. 1910. Garber column, (to late for last week)

At a meeting of the Garber Farmers Co-Operative Creamery Co. held at Schnepf's Hall last Wednesday afternoon the following named persons were elected officers until the next annual meeting:
President - E. C. Jennings
Vice-President - A. C. Smith
Secretary - R. F. Smith
Treasurer - Al Borrett
Directors - E. C. Jennings, A. C. Smith, B. S. Needham, Joe Zapf, Lovett Bowman, D. E. Hansel, C. Zittergruen
~Elkader Register & Argus
, Thur., 10 Feb. 1910. Garber column

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Luana Farmers Creamery Co., 1910

Last Saturday the Luana Farmers Creamery Co. re-organized, and elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
President - L. Engelhardt
Vice-President - G. Pufahl
Secretary - Hubert Miller
Treasurer - F. M. Orr
Trustees - H. L. Knuth, A. L. Chamberlain, W. J. Miller, Geo. Oldag, Harry Moon, John C. Garms
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 27 Jan. 1910. Monona column

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Elkport Farmers Co-Op Creamery, 1910

The farmers in this vicinity met at the Opera House Monday afternoon and organized a Farmers' Co-Operative Creamery Co. They purchased the creamery here of H. F. Beyer at a very reasonable figure and will take possession immediately. The officers selected are:
President - Frank Dennis
Vice-President - Wm. McGuire
Secretary - Wm. Costigan
Treasurer - Fred Krieg
Directors - B. Hageman, Wm. Freitag, Wm. Boehm, Jos. Kainz, Chas. Putz, Geo. Parkinson, F. H. Hamlet.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 13 Jan. 1910. Elkport and Vicinity column

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Strawberry Point Creamery Assoc., 1910

Tuesday afternoon of this week occurred the annual meeting of the Strawberry Point Creamery Association at the local opera house. The following officers were elected:
President - J. R. Alderson
Treasurer - O. C. Gladwin
Secretary - H. A. Axtell
Director - A. M. Hughes
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 17 Mar. 1910. Strawberry Point column

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Monona Farmers Creamery Co., 1910

The New Creamery. The following are the elected officers of the new Monona Farmers Creamery Company, which were elected at their last meeting:
President - Wm. Schmitt
Vice-President - Larry Thompson
Secretary - H. A. McNeil
Treasurer - David Egbert
Directors - 1 year- Herman Koth and Chas. Johanningmeyer. 2 years - H. A. Hupfer and A. A. Schlitter. 3 years - Geo. Wilkins and Wm. Koth.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 07 Apr. 1910. Monona column

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Volga City Co-Operative Creamery Co., 1910

At the Volga City Co-Operative Creamery Co.'s meeting held in Volga January 3rd, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - August Dohrer
Secretary - A. E. Olinger
Treasurer - James Crain
Directors - Ernest Probert, Wm. Ewing, W. F. Woods, A. C. Thoday, Will Goodin
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 06 Jan. 1910. Volga City Views column

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Luana Creamery, 1913

At the annual Creamery meeting Monday the following officers were elected:
President - Elzer Schierholz
Vice-President - Gus Pufahl, re-elected
Treasurer - Will Splies
Secretary - H. R. Roderick

With increase of $10. per month in wages.
Directors - Mr. Steiert and Mr. Kliefoth.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 9 Jan. 1913. Luana column

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Luana Creamery, 1914

At the annual Creamery meeting Monday the following officers were elected:
Pres. - A. Chamberlain
Vice Pres. - Gus Pufahl
Secretary - Will Splies
Treasurer - E. Schierholz
Directors - F. Kliefoth, H. Knuth, J. Garms, F. Miller, Mr. Stierts
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 08 Jan. 1914. Luana column.

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Volga City Creamery, 1914

The annual meeting of the Farmers' Creamery Association was held Monday, electing the following officers:
Pres. - L. J. Tenney
Vice Pres. - Adam Olinger
Sec. - Robt. Duff
Treas. - D. J. Crain
Directors - Frank Pruess, Thos. Conboy,, Will Krieg, Thos. Kitterman, A. F. Fobes
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 08 Jan. 1914. Volga City Views column.

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Strawberry Point Farmers' Co-op Creamery, 1917

The Strawberry Point Famers Co-operative Creamery Association held its annual meeting Mar. 6th. The following officers were elected:
President - J. R. Alderson
Secretary - C. D. Wolcott
Treasurer - M. F. Harwood
Directors - Fred Schuchmann, John Knight
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 08 Mar. 1917. Strawberry Point columns

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Volga City Creamery, 1918

At the creamery meeting, which was held in Volga, Monday, Jan. 07, the following officers were elected:
President - Adam Ollinger
Secretary -L. J. Tenney
Treasurer - Good Clark
Directors - Henry Baars, Lou Kottman, Karl Heubsch, Tom Conboy, Mike Conboy
Butter Maker - Wm. McGuinnes
~Elkader Register, Thur., 10 Jan. 1918. Volga column

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Volga Creamery Association, 1921

The Creamery Association elected officers for the ensuing year on Monday January 3rd.
President - L. J. Tenny
Vice-President - John McCrea
Secretary - Adam Olinger
Treasurer - Geo. Leete
~Elkader Register, Thur., 6 Jan. 1921. Volga City News column

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Osterdock Farmers' Creamery Company, 1922



Secretary's Annual Report of the
Osterdock Farmers' Creamery Company
For the year ending January 1st, 1922

Officers
G.W. White, President
H.A. Mallory, Vice President
John White, Secretary and Treasurer
Carl Wilkinson, Buttermaker

Directors
W.A. Noack, John Troester, Frank Harbaugh
H.H. Borcherding, J.W. Hansel

Patrons Who Received Above $700.00 for Butter Cream

Palmer & Ross $825.50
Ed Tinkey & Son $777.92
F.W. Palmer $752.90
Geo. W. White $769.74
Henry Monarend $728.22
Wm. Mararend $728.23
D.S. Mallory $1338.79
Mrs. Mary Moser $877.97
Frank E. Hyde $$765.53
John White $761.19
Ernest Niehaus $786.86

~Annual report found in Mallory family papers, contributed by Judy Holthaus

Clayton County Soon May Have Two New Creameries
April 1922

Elkader, Ia., April 17 - There is a possibility of two new farmers' co-operative creameries being organized in Clayton county. Farmers in North Buena Vista held a meeting last week at which A.W. Rudnick, dairy manufacturing specialist from Ames, explained the creamery proposition in detail.

A committee reported 50 men had been procured who would buy shares at $50 each and that more than 600 cows had been pledged to support a creamery. Grounds have been donated for the building and steps now are being taken to complete the sale of stock. An organization has been perfected and incorporated under the name of Star Creamery company, of North Buena Vista and George Hefel was chosen as president; George Vandeharr, vice president; Frank Schroeder, secretary and Matt Ruden, treasurer. Directors are Joe Spiellbauer, Burt Tucker and the officers.

Farmers from around Mederville still have the creamery bug buzzing thru the air. They have not progressed as rapidly as the North Buena Vista farmers in this respect, but are on the fence. At a meeting last Tuesday committees were appointed to sound out the farmers on the proposition. They reported 147 shares of stock sold at $25 each at a meeting last Thursday. A committee consisting of John Moyna, Alf Allbrecht and Arthur Dittmer will investigate the proposition a little further and give their final report at a meeting to be held in the near future.

Roy Combs, Clayton county agent, is elated over the prospects of getting two new creameries started in Clayton county. It is the result of several months hard work thru his office.
~Waterloo Evening Courier, April 18, 1922 ~contributed by S. Ferrall

Garber Creamery Co.
1922

The Garber Creamery Co., held the annual meeting Monday, the following officers being elected:
President - Wm. Hansel
Vice-Pres. - S. R. Nichelas
Secy. - James Borrett
Treas. - Al Borrett
Buttermaker - Fred C. Landis
Directors - C. Brandenberg, H. F. Reineo
~Elkader Register, Thur., 12 Oct. 1922. Garber column

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Strawberry Point Farmer's Creamery
1925

The stockholders of the Strawberry Point Farmers Creamery held their annual election at the Davis auditorium Tuesday afternoon. C. O. Hebron, the president, called the meeting to order and J. A. Huebsch, H. A. Axtell and Will Frederick were appointed as tellers. The following officers were re-elected:
President - C. O. Hebron
Secretary - A. E. Olinger
Treasurer - M. F. Harwood
Director - Fred Talcott
~Elkader Register, Thur., 05 Mar. 1925. Strawberry Point colum

Littleport Cooperative Creamery
1925

The patrons of the Littleport Cooperative Creamery held their annual meeting Saturday, Feb. 28, in Reikert's Hall at Littleport. The following officers and directors were elected for the ensuing year:
Pres. - J. J. Wiley
Vice Pres. - W. L. Peick
Treas. - G. C. Ruegnitz, Sec. Littleport Savings Bank
Buttermaker - Earl Batchelder
Directors - Ed. Hackert, L. D. Rowell, Ed Wentzell, Fred Kopp, Ed Meese
~Elkader Register, Thur., 05 Mar. 1925

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Garnavillo Creamery Co.
1926

At the annual meeting of the Garnavillo Creamery company Saturday the following officers were elected for a term of one year:
President - A. G. Backhaus
Vice President - A. H. Stickfort
Secretary - A. J. Kregel
Treasurer - H. H. Kuhlman
~Elkader Register, Thur., 18 Feb. 1926. Garnavillo column

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McGregor Farmers Co-op Creamery
1927

Patrons of the McGegor creamery held their annual meeting Wednesday afternoon, Jan 5th, in the community rooms, McGregor. The following board of directors will serve for the ensuing year:
F. L. Becker
Henry Coobs
Erick Johnson
R. G. Kingsley
And. Trygg
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 6 Jan. 1927

St. Olaf Co-op Creamery
1927

The annual meeting of the Co-Op Creamery at St. Olaf was held on Saturday p.m., Jan. 29th, in the Opera House at St. Olaf. The following officers and Directors were elected for the coming year:
President - John Maehl
Vice President - Embret Embretson
Secretary - Arthur Hoth
Treasurer - Marvin Klinkenberg
Directors- _ Eggiman, Wm. Busch
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 03 Feb. 1927

Volga Valley Creamery Company
1927

Patrons of the Volga Valley Creamery Company at Mederville met in their annual session on Tuesday p.m., Feb. 1st. The following officers were elected to serve for the ensuing year:
President - Henry Klahr
Vice President - M. S. Alderson
Secretary - Floyd Dittmer
Treasurer - Geo. Kriebs
Directors - Ed Berns, Roy Hines, H. D. Cords, Chas. Lange
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 03 Feb. 1927

Garnavillo Creamery Co.
1927

The annual meeting of the Garnavillo Creamery Co., was held at the Turner Hall, Feb. 5. The officers elected were:
Pres. - A. G. Backhaus
Sec. - A. J. Kregel
Vice Pres. - A. H. Stickford
Treas. - H. J. Wirkler
Directors - A. D. Mueller, A. C. Pufahl, A. W. Kregel, C. F. Henning, E. F. Kaiser, F. M. Hohman
Buttermaker - F. W. Hessel
Asst. Buttermakers - Howard Hessel, A. C. Oelke
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 10 Feb. 1927. Garnavillo columns

Strawberry Point Farmers Co-operative Creamery Assn.
1927

The Strawberry Point Farmers Co-operative Creamery Association held their annual meeting at the Davis auditorium Tuesday afternoon. There was a large crowd present. C. O. Hebron called the meeting to order and he appointed C. A. Schoeppe, Will Frederick, W. A. Boynton and Jas. Schofield as tellers. 182 votes were cast. C. O. Hebron was re-elected president. For secretary the names A. E. Olinger and Jas. P. Dunsmoor were voted upon and found that Olinger received 92 votes and Dunsmoor 90, Olinger being elected at an increase of $25 a month making it $100. The treasurer, M. F. Harwood was elected by acclimation. The two directors elected were Earl Knight to succeed Louie Frederick and Harley Everts to succeed himself.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 10 Mar. 1927. Strawberry Point column

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Volga Farmers' Cooperative Creamery
1928

The annual meeting of the Farmers' Cooperative Creamery of Volga City was held Tuesday, Feb. 7th. L. J. Tenney, president, talked of the growth of the local creamery, and Mr. Fred Gernand, buttermaker, talked on the creamery work. A. W. Rudnick, extension service, spoke of dairying and creamery work, and Roy Combs, county agent, spoke on Cow Test Association work. The following officers and directors were elected for the ensuing year:
President - L. J. Tenny
Vice-President - Wm. Hoskyns
Secretary - A. L. Moats
Treasurer - Geo. Leete
Directors, 3 years - Jo Cunningham, M. J. Conboy
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 16 Feb. 1928

Littleport Farmers Co-operative Creamery Co.
1928

At the annual meeting of the Littleport Farmers Co-operative Creamery Co., held at Littleport, Saturday, all the old officers were re-elected for the ensuing year as follows:
President - J. J. Wiley
Vice-President - Ed. Meese
Secretary - G. C. Ruegnitz
Treasurer - Littleport Savings Bank
Manager - Geo. Reyerson

Two changes were made in the Board of Directors, Ray Stence and O. J. Mierson were elected to succeed J. J. Wiley and W. L. Peick as directors. Those holding over are:
Ed. Hackert
L. J. Klink
J. C. Beck
Merritt Nading
Ed. Meese
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 09 Feb. 1928. Pg. 01

Farmersburg & St. Olaf Co-op Creamery Co.
1928

The following officers were elected at the annual meeting of the Farmersburg & St. Olaf Co-Op Creamery Co.:
President - J. H. Maehl
Vice-Pres. - E. E. Embretson
Secretary - A. A. Hoth
Treasurer - Alvin J. Larson
Directors - Fred Strien, Tom Olson
Directors who hold over - H. H. Diers, Theo. Thoreson, Wm. Busch, Henry Matt
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 02 Feb. 1928. Pg. 01

Garber Farmers Cooperative Creamery
1928

The annual meeting of the Garber Farmers Cooperative Creamery was held at Garber last Friday and the following officers were all re-elected:
President - Mart Thein
Vice-Pres. - Morris Bowman
Treasurer - Al. Borett
Secretary - Jas. McLane
Directors - Gus Ortman, Geo. Chettinger, Eli Ridenour, A. C. Backes, Will Hansel
Buttermaker - W. C. Johnson
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 23 Feb. 1928

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Farmersburg - St. Olaf Co-operative Creamery Co.
1929

The Farmersburg and St. Olaf Co-operative Creamery Co. held their meeting Saturday, Jan. 26, at the St. Olaf Opera House. The following officers were elected:
Pres. - Fred Eggiman
Vice Pres. - E. Embretson
Sec. - Art Hoth
Treas. - Alvin Larson
Directors - H. Matt, H. Diers
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 31 Jan. 1929. Farmersburg column

Garnavillo Co-operative Creamery
1929

The Garnavillo Co-operative Creamery held their annual meeting in the Turner Hall Saturday, Feb. 2. The following officers and directors were elected for the ensuing year:
President - A. G. Backhaus
Vice President - A. H. Stickford
Secretary - A. J. Kregel
Treasurer - H. H. Kuhlman
Directors - A. D. Mueller, A. C. Pufahl, A. W. Kregel, C. F. Henning, W. H. Schumacher, F. M. Hohman
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 07 Feb. 1929

Mederville Creamery
1929

The Mederville Creamery held its annual meeting at the hall in Mederville, Tuesday afternoon of last week. Officers elected are:
President - Henry Klahr
Vice President - D. F. Farmer
Treasurer - George Kriebs
Secretary - Floyd Dittmer
Directors - D. J. Farmer, Henry Kahrs, Roy Hines, Ed. Berns, C. H. Lange, Elmer Muller
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 14 Feb. 1929. Mederville column

Osterdock Farmers Creamery
1929

The officers of the Osterdock Farmers Creamery are as follows:
President - L. D. Moser
Vice President - G. W. White
Sec. - Treas. - John White
Directors - Louis Kottke, Arno Morarend, Ed. Niehaus, H. H. Borcherding, F. W. Palmer
Buttermaker - F. J. Havens
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 21 Feb. 1929. From an article of the Guttenberg Press, undated

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Elkader Farmers Creamery Co.
1932

The board of directors of the local Farmers Creamery Co. reorganized last week by electing:
President - A. C. Storbeck, succeeding Jake Walz
Vice President - George Rothmeyer
Secretary & Treasurer - R. C. Lemka
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 18 Feb. 1932

Garnavillo Creamery Co.
1932

Garnavillo: The annual meeting of the Garnavillo Creamery company was held at the Turner Hall Saturday afternoon. The following officers were elected:
President - A. G. Backhaus
Vice President - W. L. Schulte
Secretary - A. D. Mueller
Treasurer - R. A. Milewsky
Directors - A. W. Kregel, E. F. Kaiser, C. F. Henning, F. M. Hohman, W. H. Schumacher.
Buttermaker - F. W. Hessel
Asst. Buttermaker -Howard Hessel
~Clayton County Register, Thur., February 11, 1932

Littleport Farmers Co-Operative Creamery Co.
1932

Seven of the old directors and three new ones were elected at the annual meeting of the Littleport Farmers Co-Operative Creamery Co. in Littleport last week Wednesday.

The directors re-elected at this meeting are: Ray Stence, O. J. Mierson, Ed. Hakert, L. J. Klink, Merritt Nading, J. C. Beck, Ed. Meese.

The three additional directors: G. C. Ruegnitz, J. J. Wiley and Ralph Behrens

Officers of the creamery were re-elected as follows:
President - J. J. Wiley
Vice President - Ed. Meese
Secretary - G. C. Ruegnitz
Treasurer - L. J. Klink, succeeding C. C. Pust
Buttermaker - Wayne Hunter
~Clayton County Register, Thur., February 18, 1932

Luana Creamery
1932

Luana: At the annual creamery meeting held Monday the following officers were elected:
President - Carl Erb.
Vice President - R. V. Pearson.
Secretary - Emmet Schutte.
Treasurer - C. Davenport.
Directors - Herman Gruel and Walter Knuth were replaced by Rudolph Bugenhan and Gus Lenth.
The creamery directors now are: W. F. Landt, Hubert Miller, Walter Garms, Carl Schultz, Gus Lenth, Rudolph Bugenhagen.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 14 Jan. 1932

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Monona - Union Farmers Co-op Creamery
1933

Monona: The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Union Farmers Co-operative Creamery was held Monday afternoon in the city hall. Alvin F. Vogt was elected a director to succeed himself and Fred H. Hass was also elected a director. Other directors are:
Clarence G. Bernhard
John C. Engelhardt
Elmer Wiethorn
Walter W. Drahn

President - Walter W. Kaiser
Vice-President - Gilbert N. Meyer
Treasurer - K. W. Rash
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 05 Jan. 1933

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Garnavillo Creamery Co.
1933

The annual meeting of the Garnavillo Creamery Co. was held at the Turner Hall Feb. 4th. The officers elected were:
President - A. G. Backhaus
Vice-President - W. L. Schulte
Secretary - Alfred Wirkler
Treasurer - Charles Roggman
Directors - E. F. Kaiser, A. C. Pufahl
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 09 Feb. 1933

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Union Farmers Co-operative Creamery Co.
1934

Monona: The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Union Farmers Co-operative Creamery company was held at one o'clock Monday afternoon in the city hall. The following officers were elected:
President - F. G. Drahn
Vice-President - Gilbert N. Meyer
Secretary - Bruce tapper
Treasurer - Kenneth W. Rash
Directors - Elmer Wiethorn, William G. Ferguson
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 04 Jan. 1934

Luana Co-operative Creamery Co.
1934

The Luana Co-operative Creamery Co. held their annual meeting Jan. 2nd, in the opera house. Officers for the year are:
President - Joe Walter
Secretary - Emmett Schutte
Treasurer - C. B. Davenport
New Director - John Dettman
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 18 Jan. 1934

Guttenberg, Farmers' Creamery Co.
1934

Guttenberg - At a meeting of a large number of farmers of this vicinity, held here Friday, permanent organization of a Farmers Creamery Company was formed, and the following officers were elected for this year:
President - Edward Vorwald
Vice Pres. - John Link
Secretary - Gregor Kann
Treasurer - Reuben Thiese
Directors - John Link, Joseph Nieland, Reuben Thiese, Gregor Kann, Edward Vorwald
Buttermaker - John Rybarzcyk
The newly organized company has taken over the White - Lily Creamery building here and expects to start operations there February 1.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 25 Jan. 1934

St. Olaf Farmers' Co-operative Creamery Co.
1934

St. Olaf: At the annual meeting of the Farmers Co-operative Creamery Co., held here Saturday, the following officers were elected:
Directors - Fred Rugland, Alvin Larson, Harry Larson
President - Fred Eggimann
Vice President - Henry Diers
Secretary - Theo. Thoreson
Treasurer - A. J. Larson
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 01 Feb. 1934

Garnavillo Creamery Company
1934

At the annual meeting of the Garnavillo Creamery Company held on Saturday afternoon the following officers were elected for the year:
President - A. G. Backhaus
Vice President - W. L. Schulte
Secretary - A. J. Wirkler
Treasurer - C. J. Sutton
Directors - E. F. Kaiser, A. J. Hempler, A. C. Pufahl, A. W. Kregel, W. H. Schumacher, F. M. Hohman
Auditing Committee - W. B. Kenzel, A. D. Roggman
Buttermaker - F. W. Hessel
Asst. Buttermakers - Howard Hessel, Irvin Hessel
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 08 Feb. 1934

Volga Valley Creamery Co.
1934

MEDERVILLE: The Volga Valley Creamery company held their annual meeting here Tuesday, Feb. 6th. Officers elected for the new year are:
President - C. H. Lange
Vice President - W. G. Bente
Secretary - Earl Hubbard
Directors - M. S. Alderson, W. A. Nading, A. H. Behrens, Lester Stahl, Gregor Debes, W. G. Bente
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 15 Feb. 1934

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Mederville Farmers Creamery
1935

Members of the Farmers Creamery at Mederville held their annual business meeting and election of officers on February 5th at Mederville. The meeting was called to order by W. G. Bente, vice-president. Reports of the secretary, Earl Hubbard, were given and approved. The following officers and directors were elected for the ensuing year:
President - Gregor Debes
Vice President - Mike Leonard
Secretary - Earl Hubbard
Directors - M. S. Alderson, Ed Berns, John Leonard, Lester Stahl, Albert Behrens, and Gregor Debes
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 14 Feb. 1935. Condensed from a larger article

Garber Creamery
1935

The annual creamery meeting was held Saturday, Feb. 16. Those elected to offices are:
President - Mark Thein
Vice-President - Morse Bowman
Secretary - James McLane
Walter Johnson will no longer be the butter maker.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 21 Feb. 1935. Garber column (Condensed from a larger article)

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Luana Farmers Co-Operative Creamery Company Fifty Year Anniversary
September 1940

The golden business anniversary of the Luana Farmers Co-Operative Creamery Company will be observed next Wednesday with an appropriate day long celebration, starting at 10 a.m., with an inspection tour of the creamery building and drawing to a close in the evening with a dance in the town hall at Luana. The creamery was founded February 16, 1890, by 87 farmers who were the first stockholders. They signed up at $2 per cow, subscribing 785 cows. The first officers and directors were Wm. Warner, president; W.H. Russell, secretary; Wm. Scott, treasurer, and Mr. Schwartz, buttermaker.

In the 50 years the creamery has been in operation, the number of patrons has grown to 350 and nearly a million pounds of butter is manufactured a year. Cream is collected on 16 routes from a radius of 16 miles, with some of the trucks traveling nearly to St. Olaf and Marquette. The haulers gather cream three times a week in the summer and twice a week in winter.

In 1925 a modern brick and tile building was erected. The main building is 100 feet long and 40 feet wide, housing the store room, boiler room and refrigerator room. In addition the plant also has a testing room, receiving room and office. It took but four years to retire an indebted ness of $21,000, which was incurred by the erection of the new building and the purchase of new equipment.

Elliott Nelson, buttermaker for the last six years, points out that "most of the butter is shipped in 60 pound cartons to the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. at New York with the local trade being supplied under our own brand name." In 1900 only 200,000 pounds of butter were make. Mr. Nelson has the assistance of an able staff, composed of H.J. Sebastian, Myron Dettman and D.J. Bollman.

Present officers of the creamery are Joseph Walter, president; Lloyd Pearson, vice president; C.A. Riveland, treasurer; D.J. Bollman, secretary. Directors are Gus Lenth, Fred Schrader, Wm. Sebastian, Henry Oldag, Wm. Radloff and Arno Miller.

~Postville Herald, September 11, 1940 ~contributed by S. Ferrall

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Luana Creamery Co. Officers 1943

New officers of the Luana Farmers' Cooperative Creamery Company were elected at the annual meeting in Luana. Willis Lamker was named president, succeeding William Landt. Other officers chosen were:
Vice-president - Lloyd Pearson
Secretary - Howard Easton
Treasurer - C. Adrian Riveland
Directors - Fred J. Schrader, Arno H. Miller, Harva Miller, Elmer Mohs, William Kugel and Henry Wagner.
The creamery manufactured 939,000 pounds of butter during 1942 and $228,698.50 was paid for butterfat.
~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Sunday morning edition, January 10, 1943 ~contributed by S. Ferrall

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Luana Co-op Creamery to Mississippi Valley Milk Producers Assn. (MVMPA) - 86 Years of Progress

In 1972, Postville Farmers Cooperative Creamery, Luana-Monona Cooperative Dairy and the Garnavillo Creamery merged to form Northeast Iowa Dairy. In 1967, MVMPA and Northeast Iowa Dairy unified. The building area was increased, a Swiss cheese operation started, cheddar cheese vats added and a new sewage disposal system created to protect the community's environment.
~information extracted by S. Ferrall from a full-page article printed in the Monona Billboard, bicentennial issue (1776-1976)
~the little photo above the article is from the Swiss Valley Farms website (the Luana Creamery is now called Swiss Valley Farms. The company headquarters is in Davenport, IA)

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